Large Animal Care
Our clinic routinely provides medical care for horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, alpacas, llamas, and whitetail deer. We offer ambulatory services as well as the option to haul animals into our facility for procedures. The clinic is equipped to work cattle through a chute system, contains stocks for equine restraint, has stalls for surgical procedures and recovery, and has the equipment to perform specialized services such as floating teeth and laparoscopic artificial insemination.
Each of our large animal species has special needs that set them apart from other industries.
- 24-Hour Emergency Services: Being animal owners ourselves, we all understand that they don’t just need medical assistance during business hours. In striving to better serve the needs of our patients, we offer 24 hour emergency care to current large and small animal clients. During normal business hours, please call our office number. Outside of normal business hours, please call 574-528-1897 to reach the doctor on call. If you call the office number outside of business hours you will also receive this number via message. If you are not a current small animal client, please call Northern Indiana Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital(Fort Wayne, IN) at 260-426-1062.
- Cervid (Deer) Herd Management: Milford Animal Clinic provides wellness, medical and regulatory services for deer herds throughout northern Indiana. We perform Tuberculosis (TB) and Brucellosis testing as required by the state and federal government every three years. Inspection and specimen collection/submission for compliance with the CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) Surveillance Program is also completed. Laparoscopic artificial insemination services are also offered during the fall breeding season under the direction of Dr. Smith and Keri, one of our trained registered veterinary technicians. Please call the clinic for more information about regulatory testing and breeding.
- Semen Evaluation: The clinic offers breeding soundness evaluations (BSE) on bulls, rams, and bucks. This service is performed at the clinic by a veterinarian and technician. The animal is examined, the scrotal circumference is measured, bulls are rectally palpated to rule out and internal abnormalities and a sample is collected and evaluated for motility. The sample is then stained, evaluated microscopically, and individual spermatozoa are evaluated and counted. Any abnormalities are noted and recommendations are made as to how the breeding animal should be used for the breeding season.